It’s that time of year when homeowners in Kitchener have been organizing their closets, vacuuming the carpets, and giving the house a deep scrub. But did you remember your drains?
You may have a liquid drain cleaning product for when the the kitchen sink is backing up or the toilet won’t drain, but sticking a band-aid on the problem often won’t make it vanish. Plumbing issues that seem insignificant usually end up being major problems if they aren’t properly resolved. Even if you think it’s just a slow drain, you need to have a professional drain cleaning to make sure it doesn’t ruin the entire system and turn into a giant (and expensive) problem. Remember, no plumbing issue is ever too minor to require a drain cleaning.
There are several reasons why household drains can end up clogged. For kitchen drains, the most common reasons are going to be food and grease. Make sure you turn on your garbage disposal and don’t put things like oils, bones, and coffee grounds down the drain because they will all create chaos for your pipes and other plumbing components. For bathtubs, showers, and bathroom sinks, the main reasons for drain clogs will be hair that has fallen out, soap scum, and foreign objects. (Is your child missing some action figures or have you realized that you can only find one earring?) An annual drain cleaning by a local Kitchener expert will help keep these little issues from accumulating and resulting in a huge plumbing catastrophe.
Your toilet can also get clogged by the typical issue of using an excessive amount of toilet paper, but also from depositing things like hair, diapers, cotton swabs, or flushable wipes into the septic system.
If the pipes are clogged, by napkins, hair, or anything else, it will probably also affect the water pressure balance of your complete plumbing system. If you don’t resolve these issues right away by calling for an expert in drain cleaning, it could leave you with cracked pipes. Or more severe, your pipes could completely burst leaving you without running water in your home.
Also, what goes down can also come up. Regrettably, you may know this already with prior incidents with a clogged toilet, but backing up can also happen in your home’s sinks. Have you ever been cleaning dishes after a hearty meal and realized the water wasn’t draining and that piece of meat you rinsed down there a few minutes ago is now swimming around? A routine drain cleaning, or an emergency drain cleaning when you first notice the problem, can avoid these issues altogether and prevent your drains from becoming clogged and causing odor to back up into your home along with the water.
For expert drain cleaning in Kitchener, call Boehmers/Cronin Emery Service Experts. We are available around the clock for all your plumbing needs, so if you have an emergency at 9 p.m. or it’s just been too long since your last drain cleaning, we are here for you.